2 Helpful / 8 Not
Great for learning the game !!!
Pros: Excellent newbie course, the pin and tees are all well marked and easy to see (it was just made this year) so its all new. No busy at all as many do not know its here, its close and easy to get to and play for anyone downriver. The shot are nice and straight with very little trees, i have been there a number of times already and it is helping me learn the game so i can play at the bigger courses.
Cons: If you are an experienced DG, then maybe the course might not be that challlenging to you but its still fun and a great place to bring a starting player.
Other Thoughts: I am just learning the game and have played at the larger course like firefighter park in troy and although nice, this course boosts the confidence more because i can drive up to the basket and par more shots. Have FUN !!!!
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Downriver Discers Deserve Better!
Pros: Clean park, decent baskets, tee markers are crude, but effective aid to navigation.
Halfway decent mix of distances, makes good use of some trees to force a few lines and keep you honest.
Another course for an area that hasn't got many. From the number of homes nearby, I expect this place to get a decent amount of action once word about it gets around.
The DG itself isn't bad, but the layout and non-DG traffic in a tight park detract from the experience. (see Other Thoughts below).
Cons: New course is spread out all over a relatively small, busy, well established, multi-use park. Other park users seem completely oblivious to the fact that thay are walking through or along a "fairway."
Hole 6 is a disaster WAITING to happen: Fairly long, straight hole with a skate park situated approx halfway down, maybe 60' to the left of the fairway... with prevailing winds blowing in that direction... I cannot stress how well this is positioned to catch overstable disc that gains too much altitude. It's simply a matter of time before a skater gets Destroyed, Nuked, or attacked by a Ninja. Wanted to list this above under 'pros,' but thought I'd hold off on that until they until they set up a camera and link to YouTube so we can all watch the ensuing melee.
Close proximity to ball fields - probably unwise (if not impossible) to play a couple of the holes during a game.
Would be nice to include distance on tee posts.
Other Thoughts: Rating the course strictly on the merit of how well it plays from a disc golf perspective, I'd give it a 1.5, but this course doesn't exist in a vacuum. Given it's lay-out, the volume of mutli-use traffic, and the overall environment, I have to drop it to 0.5.
I'm honestly surprised this course has survived with everything in the current configuration. I simply don't see how tight confines and mult-use settings will work together. Reminds me a lot of Brys Park, only smaller - they had to compromise to put a course there, too.
Have to say Riverview Grasslands (3 miles away) is a better alternative if you're in the area. Not much else worth saying other than locals can play here for a change of pace, or when played in combo with Riverview, you have a full 18 holes.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Nothing to Say
Pros: Nice new pins. Very well kept grass.
Cons: No variety... Every shot was straight ahead. There are no lengths on the posts but I'm pretty sure there was only one hole over 300'.
Other Thoughts: This course is probably meant for young kids just learning how to play disc golf.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
9 baskets in a park
Pros: -9 new baskets
-tees numbered and marked by posts
-one of two courses in a 20 mi radius
Cons: - designed around a walking track
-most baskets in awful locations (right next to benches, buildings, baseball field, skate park)
Other Thoughts: The only really good thing about this place is that its one of two courses in the immediate downriver area. Pretty clear that almost no thought went into the design of this place. Closest course to my house and i can't see myself ever going back. If you looking to play in the area go to Riverview Grasslands, prob only a 2.5 star course but is 100 times better then this place.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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